Tag Archives: food science

Episode 31: Seafood Traceability



Since 2017, IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center has worked with the World Wildlife Fund to advance a unified framework by convening seafood companies and other relevant stakeholders as part of the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability. We’ve convened this podcast to discuss the latest in traceability, particularly in the seafood industry.


Episode 30: Seeding the Future Challenge



This year, the Seeding the Future Foundation is funding the first annual Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge, which aims to inspire and support passionate, diverse and multidisciplinary teams to create game-changing innovations that will help transform the food system to be more sustainable, make healthier diets more accessible, and empower consumers to make choices benefitting both, personal and planetary health. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is proud to officially launch the Challenge, and applications will open on June 7.


Episode 29: All About Food Safety Culture



In this podcast, we discuss food safety culture, including how food safety culture is established, measured, and how they are expected to change in light of ongoing advancements in food science and policy. Our guests include Hugo Gutierrez, Global Food Safety and Quality Officer for Kerry, and Bob Gravani, Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Director Emeritus of the National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program at Cornell University.

Episode 28: Spicing Up the Future of Food



With more and more people focusing on their health these days, it’s no surprise that consumers are looking to spice up their culinary selections. But long before they became a part of our creative recipes, herbs and spices have had a long history of being celebrated for their medicinal properties, well before culinary use! Modern science has now shown that many of them carry remarkable health benefits offering great opportunities for new product development and innovation.

In this episode we’ll explore and expand on findings shared in the recent IFT Food Technology magazine article entitled, “Spicy Nutrition.” In this podcast we’ll focus on some of nature’s herbs, spices and the extracts that offer potential health benefits. We’ll also talk with the article’s author, Linda Ohr, about what the research tells us, as well as some entrepreneurial companies who have tapped these spices’ hidden potential for their current and future product innovation.

Host: Matt Teegarden
Guests:
Linda Ohr, contributing editor of IFT’s Food Technology magazine
Amy Rothstein, founder of DONA
Emily Griffith, founder of Lil Bucks snacks


Episode 26: Food Industry Trend Predictions for 2021



Today’s podcast features Kelly Hensel, IFT’s senior digital editor, and John Ruff, IFT’s Chief Science and Technology Officer. We’ll be discussing a few of the major trends that both Food Technology Magazine’s editorial team as well as IFT’s Science, Policy, and Innovation team expect to play a major role in 2021.
Tags: IFTNEXT, podcast, food business trends, consumer and marketplace trends

Episode 24: Exploring the Gut Microbiome



While studies of human gut flora have taken place for decades, scientists have only recently started to dissect the complex relationship between the microbiome, diet, immune functioning, and overall health. As knowledge on the microbiome develops, recent research suggests that the flora in our guts could influence our risk for disease including obesity, neurological disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disease, and sleep disorders, to name a few. Today, we’ll dive into the gut microbiota with two experts, exploring the impact of diet on our gut and how the bugs in our gut promote proper immune function and overall health.


Episode 17: Economic Impacts of African Swine Fever in the US



African Swine Fever is a hot topic in the food industry. ASF has spread over 50 countries, killing millions of hogs. This has a direct impact on pork prices, animal feed markets, imports/exports, and more. In this podcast, listeners will learn the economic impact of ASF to the US. They will learn about who is impacted and the global implications from Derrell Peel, the Charles Breedlove Professor of Agribusiness at the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist at OSU.


Episode 12: Food Foundations Part 2 – Rooted in Food Loss and Waste Prevention: The Rockefeller Foundation



‘Food Foundations’ is a play on words that highlights foundations that work on improving global food and agriculture. The focus is on how food science could improve lives by increasing food supplies, extending shelf life, improving packaging and storage, reducing postharvest loss and consumer waste, integrating nutrition and agriculture, training and education, food safety, sustainable food systems, etc. Other aspects may also be covered, depending on the foundation’s specific work. This episode features the Rockefeller Foundation’s Yieldwise Program.

Panelist: Rafael Flor
Co-Host: Donna Rosa
Host: Matthew Teegarden PhD


Episode 1: What Is Food Disruption And Why Is It Important?



Food security, climate change, and energy deployment are among the many issues we face today. These challenges demand innovative solutions and a multidisciplinary approach to collaborative problem-solving. Issues in food like preservation, nutrition, and disease prevention are becoming even more prevalent. To meet these challenges head-on, we must replace conventional strategies with provocative ideas and disruptive innovations. In the first episode of “Food Disruptors,” Dr. Joshua Peschel and Prof. John Coupland will discuss why investing in entrepreneurship in the Science of Food is essential and will provide an overview of the innovations of today that will ensure that the food system of tomorrow is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all.